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Daniel Noboa Azin
Noboa Azin in April 2024
48th President of Ecuador
Assumed office
23 November 2023
Vice PresidentVerónica Abad Rojas
Preceded byGuillermo Lasso
Member of the National Assembly
from Santa Elena
In office
14 May 2017 – 17 May 2023
Personal details
Daniel Roy-Gilchrist Noboa Azin

(1987-11-30) 30 November 1987 (age 36)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Political partyNational Democratic Action (2022–present)
Other political
United Ecuadorian (before 2022)
Gabriela Goldbaum
(m. 2018; div. 2021)

(m. 2021)
ParentsÁlvaro Noboa
Anabella Azín
EducationNew York University (BBA)
Northwestern University (MBA)
Harvard University (MPA)
George Washington University (MA)

Daniel Roy-Gilchrist Noboa Azin (born 30 November 1987) is an American-born Ecuadorian politician and businessman. He became the President of Ecuador after winning the 2023 election.[1] He was a member of the National Assembly of Ecuador, between 2021 and 2023. He was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. His father is businessman and former presidential candidate Álvaro Noboa.[2]

Early life[change | change source]

Noboa was born on 30 November 1987, in Miami, Florida. He is the son of businessman Álvaro Noboa, and of doctor Anabella Azin.[2] He was raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

After studying at the New York University Stern School of Business, he earned a degree in business administration in 2010.[3]

Business career[change | change source]

At the age of 18, he founded his own company, DNA Entertainment Group.[2]

His father Álvaro Noboa's Noboa Corporation business is an exporter of bananas.[4] He is seen as an heir to the company.[4] He was the Shipping Director of Noboa Corporation.[2] He was also commercial and logistics director, between 2010[5] and June 2018.[2]

Political career[change | change source]

Noboa was elected to the National Assembly in the 2021 legislative elections.[6] He was inaugurated on 14 May of the same year. In that same May, he became president of the Commission for Economic, Productive and Microenterprise Development.[7] In March 2023, he was in favour of the muerte cruzada and supported President Guillermo Lasso during his impeachment proceedings.[8] On 17 May 2023, Lasso used muerte cruzada to the National Assembly's current term and ended Noboa's term in the assembly.[9]

2023 presidential campaign[change | change source]

In May 2023, after his term in the National Assembly ended, he announced his candidacy for the presidential elections of the same year, by the political movement National Democratic Action (ADN).[3][1][10] His running mate was businesswoman Verónica Abad Rojas.[11]

On 20 August, Noboa won 23.47% of the actual votes and advanced to the run-off election set for 15 October, facing Luisa González.[12] His second place finish was seen as surprising.[13]

In the second round, Noboa was elected, winning 52% of the vote.[14] At age 35, he is the youngest president to be elected in Ecuadorian history.[15][14]

Presidency[change | change source]

Noboa was inaugurated as president on 23 November 2023, becoming the country's youngest person to assume the office.[16] President of Colombia Gustavo Petro was the only foreign head of state to attend his inauguration.[17] His inaugural address lasted seven minutes.[17]

Personal life[change | change source]

In 2018, he married Gabriela Goldbaum.[18] They had a daughter.[19] They later divorced.[19] In June 2021, a complaint filed by Noboa was accepted by a Spanish court to investigate the insurance company Mapfre. This was related to an alleged violation of privacy and disclosure of secrets involving data used by Goldbaum during their divorce.[20]

In 2021, he married social media figure Lavinia Valbonesi.[21][22] They have one son.[23] In October 2023, it became known that Noboa and Valbonesi will have their second son in February 2024.[24]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Otra vez Álvaro Noboa quiere ser presidente y ahora competiría hasta con su hijo". El Universo (in Spanish). 2023-05-30. Retrieved 2023-05-31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Daniel Noboa anuncia su candidatura a la presidencia: "Soy un hombre de proyectos que no se rinde"". www.vistazo.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Redacción (24 May 2023). "Elecciones Ecuador 2023: Daniel Noboa Azín buscará por primera vez la Presidencia de Ecuador, que su padre Álvaro Noboa no logró en cinco intentos". www.ecuavisa.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Banana tycoon's son pulls off upset in Ecuador president race". Columbian. Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  5. "Daniel Roy Noboa Azin". www.radiografiapolitica.org. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  6. "La renovación política de los Noboa Azín comienza en Santa Elena". Primicias (in Mexican Spanish). Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  7. "Legisladores manabitas en comisiones permanentes de Asamblea Nacional del Ecuador". REVISTA DE MANABÍ (in Spanish). 21 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  8. "Asambleísta Daniel Noboa dice que se debe llamar a muerte cruzada". www.vistazo.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  9. "Ecuador's president dissolves National Assembly". Deutsche Welle. 17 May 2023. Retrieved 18 May 2023.
  10. "Movimiento Mover respaldará la candidatura de Daniel Noboa a la Presidencia de la República". El Universo (in Spanish). 29 May 2023. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  11. "Segunda vuelta Ecuador 2023: ¿Quién es Verónica Abad, la compañera de fórmula de Daniel Noboa?" (in Spanish). Ecuavisa. 22 August 2023. Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  12. "Factbox-Ecuador's Gonzalez and Noboa go to second round in presidential vote". AOL. 21 August 2023. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  13. "Luisa Gonzalez will face Daniel Noboa in Ecuador's presidential runoff election". CNN. 21 August 2023. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Daniel Noboa, political neophyte and heir to banana empire, elected president in Ecuador". MSN. Retrieved 16 October 2023.
  15. "Segunda vuelta 2023: Ecuador tendrá a la primera mujer presidenta electa en las urnas o al presidente más joven de la historia" (in Spanish). El Universo. 20 August 2023. Retrieved 9 October 2023.
  16. "Ecuador's youngest-ever president Daniel Noboa takes office". Yahoo. Retrieved 25 November 2023.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Daniel Noboa assumes power in Quito: 'I am not an anti-anything; I am pro Ecuador'". MSN. Retrieved 25 November 2023.
  18. "Daniel Noboa Azín y Gabriela Goldbaum se casan en Salinas | La República EC" (in Spanish). 15 January 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Telégrafo, El (18 October 2020). "Si no podemos confiar en la justicia, no es justicia". El Telégrafo (in European Spanish). Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  20. EFE (19 July 2021). "Juez español investiga a Mapfre por revelar secretos de empresario ecuatoriano". www.ecuavisa.com. Retrieved 18 October 2023.
  21. "Ella es Lavinia, la esposa del candidato presidencial Daniel Noboa Azín". El Universo (in Spanish). 25 May 2023. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  22. "La 'influencer' Lavinia Valbonesi comparte su felicidad en las redes; se casó con el asambleísta Daniel Noboa". El Universo (in Spanish). 31 August 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  23. "¿Quién es Daniel Noboa?". El Comercio. 25 May 2023. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  24. "¿Quién es Lavinia Valbonesi, la futura primera dama de Ecuador?". CNN. 16 October 2023. Retrieved 18 October 2023.

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